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April 28, 2015 Volume 61, No. 32
Unless otherwise noted, all events are open to the general public as well as to members of the University. For building locations, call (215) 898-5000 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. or see www.facilities.upenn.edu/ or the University’s website, www.upenn.edu. Listing of a phone number normally means tickets, reservations or registration required.
Academic Calendar Children's Activities conferences Exhibits Films
Fitness/Learning Meetings MUSIC On Stage Readings/Signings
Special Events Talks AlumNi weekend    


Summer Garden Railway at the morris arboretum
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The Summer Garden Railway, landmarks created from natural materials will be on display at the Morris Arboretum from May 23 through September 7 & weekends through October 12. This year’s theme “Art & Architecture” will feature miniatures of iconic Philadelphia sculptures and famous lighthouses, buildings from the last World’s Fair in 1964 and more! The grand opening will be on May 23 from 1-3 p.m. and will include children’s activities and ice cream. See Exhibits & Special Events.



1   Reading Day.

4   Final Examinations. Through May 12.

12 Spring Term Ends.

16 Alumni Day.

17 Baccalaureate.

18 Commencement.

25 Memorial Day Observed; no classes.

26 11-Week Session Classes Begin.

     Session I Classes Begin.


8   Jubilee School Students Visit Do/Tell; Institute of Contemporary Art; for more information, call (215) 898-7108 (ICA). Also May 13, 14 & 15.

children's acitvities

2015 Philadelphia International Children’s Festival
Events at Annenberg Center.
Tickets: www.annenbergcenter.org/

7   Pilobolus Dance Theater; contemporary dance, gymnastics, technology and playful props; (ages 5+); 10 a.m.; Zellerbach Theatre. Also May 8.

       Catherine Wheels Theatre Company Presents: Lifeboat; tale of survival told with humor and adventure; (ages 8+); 10 a.m. & noon; Harold Prince Theatre. Also May 8, 10 a.m. & noon, May 9, noon & 2 p.m.

       Playing By Air; fusion of music, juggling and circus; (all ages); 10 a.m. & noon; Bruce Montgomery Theatre. Also May 8 & 9.

       Orchestra of Life; violinist and composer Daniel Bernard Roumain pays tribute to Bob Marley; (ages 7+); noon; Zellerbach Theatre. Also May 8 & 9.

9   Circo Comedia; Jean Saucier and Patrick Côté perform acrobatic tricks, daredevil stunts and magic; (all ages); 10 a.m.; Zellerbach Theatre.

       Watermelon Magic; film of Sylvie and her garden as she watches a patch of watermelons grow from seed to fruit; (all ages); 2 p.m.; Bruce Montgomery Theatre.

International House
2 p.m.; $5 (ages 2+), free/IHP members.
Tickets: http://ihousephilly.org

2   All Around This World: Bhangra Dancing!; interactive cultural workshop.

16 Never Cry Wolf; family matinee.

23 King Kong (1933); family matinee.

Morris Arboretum
Registration & prices: www.morrisarboretum.org

2   Discovery Series; guess the correct age of a tree cookie by counting the rings and decorate a tree cookie of your own; 10 a.m.

4   Seeds to Sprouts, Spring Adventures! Session II; guided exploration through the Arboretum and a craft to take home; (ages 2-4); 10:30 a.m. Continues May 11, 18, 25, June 1 & 8.

5   Storytime at Morris Arboretum; reading session among the trees; 10:30 a.m. Also May 26.

17 Nature Yoga for Families; explore yoga poses with a nature theme in the beautiful outdoors; (ages 5-10);  9 a.m. Continues June 28 & July 19.

Penn Museum
Info.: www.penn.museum

10 Egyptian Sarcophagus; craft an ancient Egyptian sarcophagus, complete with a mummy inside, and tour the Egyptian galleries; 1-4 p.m.; free w/admission.

16 Boy Scout Indian Lore Badge Day; construct, teach and play games of the Lenape to fulfill badge requirements; 10 a.m.; $20/scout, limit 30 scouts per program, one free chaperone/10 scouts, $15/additional adults.

23 Girl Scout Playing the Past Badge Day; tour the ancient Egyptian collections with a focus on women and women’s roles; 10 a.m.; $20/scout, limit 30 scouts per program, one free chaperone/10 scouts, $15/additional adults.

conferences Index 

1   China in a Changing World; 9-11:45 a.m.; Levy Conference Room, Silverman Hall (Center for the Study of Contemporary China).

       Closer to Freedom: Honoring the Work and Legacy of Stephanie M.H. Camp; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; rm. 329A & 330A, 3401 Walnut St. (History).

4   A Centennial of the First World War in the Middle East; 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; rm. 108 & 109, The ARCH (Middle East Center).

8    Citizens, Constitutions and Democracy in Post-Neoliberal Latin America; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Amado Recital Room, Irvine Auditorium (Democracy, Citizenship & Constitutionalism).

       Genetics of Brain Disorders; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Rubenstein Auditorium, Smilow Center for Translational Research; register: http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/neuroscience-center/education/pmnc_symposium.html (Penn Medicine Neuroscience Center).


Admission Donations and Hours          

       Arthur Ross Gallery, Fisher Fine Arts Library: free; Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., noon-5 p.m.; www.upenn.edu/ARG/

       Brodsky Gallery, Kelly Writers House: free; Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m-10:30 p.m.; Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. noon-11 p.m.; Sun. 6-11 p.m.

       Burrison Gallery, University Club at Penn: free; Mon.-Fri., 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 7 a.m.-1 p.m.; www.upenn.edu/universityclub/burrison.shtml

       Carol Ware Lobby, Claire Fagin Hall: free; Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

        Charles Addams Fine Arts Gallery: free; Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

       Esther Klein Gallery: free; Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; http://estherkleingallery.tumblr.com/

       Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA): free; Wed., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Thurs. and Fri., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat. and Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed Mon. and Tues.; www.icaphila.org

       International House: hours vary; info.: http://ihousephilly.org/

       Kroiz Gallery: free; Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; https://www.design.upenn.edu/architectural-archives/about

       Morris Arboretum: daily, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; for prices, see www.upenn.edu/arboretum/

       Penn Museum: $12/adults; $10/seniors (65+); $8/children (6-17); free/members, PennCard holders and children under 5; Tues., Thurs.-Sun, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wed., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; www.penn.museum

       Slought: free; Thurs.-Sat., 1-6 p.m.; www.slought.org

       Van Pelt-Dietrich Library: free/ID required; for hours, see http://events.library.upenn.edu/cgi-bin/calendar.cgi

       Wistar Institute: free; Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.


6    12@12; hot topics and insider information on shows with curators, artists and ARG staff in 12 minutes flat; noon; Arthur Ross Gallery.

14 Alumni Art Show; highlights the work of 29 Penn alumni, including paintings, photography, mixed media, quilts and etchings; Burrison Gallery; reception: May 15, 4-6 p.m. Through May 19.

19 The Redemption of the Schuylkill; investigates our changing relationships with the Schuylkill River; Slought. Through August.

20 See Beyond; photography by Barbra Shotel–captures images that are different from what might be called “the ordinary”; Burrison Gallery; reception: May 22, 4-6 p.m. Through June 18.

21 Berlin; a culmination of the photography projects created by 15 Penn students while in Berlin; 5 p.m.; Charles Addams Gallery, Charles Addams Fine Arts Hall (PennDesign). Through June 25.

23 Garden Railway; landmarks created from natural materials; Morris Arboretum. Through September 7 & weekends through October 12. See Special Events.


       Works on Paper; ink drawings by Nazanin Moghbeli; abstract ink drawings that reference Farsi (the Iranian language); Burrison Gallery. Through May 13.

       Alternumerics; 20-part work that serves as a secret code to the languages and typographies of Paul Chan; Slought. Through May 14. 

       Browser Base; brings personal computing into the gallery with artists Rick Silva, A. Bill Miller, Claudia Mate and Daniel Temkin; Esther Klein Gallery. Through May 22.

       Representing Modern Japan: The Luber Collection of Art Books; selection of over 1,000 volumes on Japanese art, art history and culture; Goldstein Family Gallery, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through June 12.

       A Sense of Place–Modern Japanese Prints; landscape imagery in Japan; Arthur Ross Gallery. Through June 21.

       Bridge to Korea–A Global Gala Event Art Exhibition; artists Namsook Kwon & Sueim Koo; exhibit in conjunction with IHP’s 54th Global Gala on May 9; International House. Through June 30.

       Artists in the Garden: PAFA at Morris Arboretum; artwork by students, alumni and faculty; Widener Visitor Center Upper Gallery, Morris Arboretum. Through July 26.

       The Image Affair: Dreyfus in the Media, 1894-1906; examines the wrongful convictions for treason and the eventual exoneration of Jewish officer Alfred Dreyfus; Kamin Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through August 7.

       Barbara Kasten: Stages; abstraction, light and architectonic form; ICA. Through August 16.

        Consider the Belvedere; revolves around two 16mm films, Bottles Under the Influence and Consider the Belvedere; Julia Feyrer, Tamara Henderson, artists; ICA. Through August 16.

       DO/TELL; home and family constructed through the act of story-telling; Erin Bernard, Heather Hart, Rachelle Mozman, Akosua Adoma Owusu, artists; ICA. Through August 16.

     Historic Preservation–Feats of Clay: Philadelphia Brick and Terra Cotta; curated by Frank Matero, PennDesign–traces the rise of the brick and terra cotta industry in Philadelphia; Harvey and Irwin Kroiz Gallery, The Architectural Archives. Through August 29.

beneath the surface

     Beneath the Surface: Life, Death and Gold in Ancient Panama; spectacular finds at the Precolumbian cemetery of Sitio Conte in central Panama; Penn Museum. Through November 1.

corn exhibit

     Year of Health–Corn: From Ancient Crop to Soda Pop; corn as an important crop in the Americas to its current presence in food and drink around the world and how corn has impacted human health for better or worse; 2nd fl., Penn Museum. Through March 13, 2016.

       Let Every Heart Be Filled with Joy; history of the Savoy Theatre Company; Eugene Ormandy Gallery, Otto E. Albrecht Music Library, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through late 2016.

       A Waltz in the Woods; an original, site-specific, stick sculpture, constructed by Patrick Dougherty; Morris Arboretum. Ongoing until deterioration.


       Audubon’s Birds of America; a new page every Wednesday; 1st fl., Van Pelt-Dietrich Library.

       IHP: The First 100 Years; archival documents; International House.

       John Cage: How to Get Started; interactive installation of a rarely heard performance; Slought.

       Human Evolution: The First 200 Million Years; Hover Gallery, 2nd fl., Penn Museum.

       Native American Voices: The People—Here and Now; Penn Museum. 

       Sacred Spaces: The Photography of Ahmet Ertug; Penn Museum.

       The History of Nursing as Seen Through the Lens of Art; Carol Ware Lobby, Claire Fagin Hall.  

Penn Museum Guided Tours
Tours begin at 1:30 p.m., Warden Garden.

2   Egyptian Galleries Tour. Also May 9, 10, 23, 30 & 31.

3   Greece Gallery Tour.

16 China Gallery Tour.

17 Africa Gallery Tour.

24 Mexico and Central America Gallery Tour.

FILMS Index 

       Kwaku Ananse; in conjunction with Do/Tell exhibit; Wednesdays: 5 p.m., Fridays: 2 p.m.; Saturday, May 16: 2 p.m.; Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA).

14 Dr. Mabuse, The Gambler; Andrew’s Video Vault; 8 p.m.; The Rotunda; free (Rotunda; Cinema Studies).

International House (I-House)
Tickets: $9, $7/students, seniors unless noted; http://ihousephilly.org/
Shows at 7 p.m. unless noted.

1  Bestiaire; French.

2    eX-Fest Part V!; 12 hour marathon; 11 a.m.; $30, $20/members.

12   Food Chains; $10, $5/members.

14   Sins of the Fleshapoids & Lupe.

15   Louvre City/La Maison de la Radio; French.

16   Children of Paradise; French.

20   Boxer/Underdog/The Birthday; three films by Eddie Moses.

21  Lo Sceicco Bianco; Italian.

22  Stations of the Elevated.

23   That Man from Rio; French.

27   Death by Hanging; Japanese.

28   Diary of a Shinjuku Thief; Japanese.

29   Boy; Japanese.

30  Welcome to Kanata; 2 p.m.

       Tokyo Senso Sengo Hiwa; Japanese; 5 p.m.

       The Ceremony; Japanese; 8 p.m.


       Aerobic Cardio Fitness; 5:30 p.m.; Parrish Hall, St. Agatha and St. James Church (enter at back door); first class free, $8/class, $5/students; info.: (267) 251-3842. Every Tuesday and Thursday.

      Penn Knitters; noon; Penn Women’s Center. Every Thursday.

14 Financing Your Home; noon; rm. 209, Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall (PHOS).

29 Penn Graduate School of Education Information Session; 10:30 a.m.; Graduate Education Bldg.; RSVP: www.gse.upenn.edu/admissions_financial/visiting#Information_Sessions (GSE).

Class of 1923 Arena
Prices: www.upenn.edu/icerink

      Public Skating; Sun. 1:30-3 p.m.; Mon. noon-1:30 p.m.; Wed. noon-1:30 p.m.; Fri. noon-1:30 p.m.

Department of Making + Doing
Located at 3711 Market St.
Prices & registration: http://dmdphilly.org/

9    Intro to Wood Working; 1-5 p.m.

13 Cold Process Soap Making; 7-9:30 p.m.

16 Intro to Stencil Making; 1-4 p.m.

19 Intro to Adobe Illustrator; 7-9 p.m.

HR: Healthy Living Workshops
Open to faculty and staff; free.
Register: www.hr.upenn.edu/myhr/

1    Spring Wellness Walk; noon.

7    Gentle Yoga; noon. Also May 21.

13 Chair Yoga; noon.

HR: Professional and Personal Development Programs
Open to faculty and staff.
Register: http://knowledgelink.upenn.edu

1    Effective Performance Management; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $75.

5    STEP UP Introduction: First Steps to Excellence; 9 a.m.-noon; $150.

      The Magic of We: Teamwork; 1 p.m.

13 Career Focus Brown Bag: Cover Letters that Get Results; noon.

28 Understanding Your Strengths; 9 a.m.-noon; $75.

HR: Quality of Worklife Workshops
Open to faculty and staff.
Register: www.hr.upenn.edu/myhr/

5    How to Handle Conflict in the Workplace; noon.

14 Webinar: Internet Information for Parents; 1 p.m.

19 Webinar: Planning for and Protecting Your Digital Assets; noon.

Morris Arboretum
Prices & registration: www.upenn.edu/arboretum/

2    Birding at the Arboretum: The Wetlands and Tree Canopy; 8 a.m.

4    Full Moon Garden Stroll; 7 p.m.

6    Gentle Yoga in Nature; 10 a.m. Continues May 13, 20 & 27.

16 Preserving Strawberries with Honey and Pomona’s Pectin; 10 a.m.

17 Garden Chair Building Workshop; 1 p.m.

20 Beer Tasting; 6:30 p.m.

28 Tai Chi in the Garden; 10 a.m. Continues June 4, 11 & 18.

      Tai Chi 2: Beyond the Basics; 11:30 a.m. Continues June 4, 11 & 18.

      Savory Summer Soups and Salads; noon.

30 Introductory Tree Climbing for Women; 9 a.m.

      Hypertufa Trough Workshop; 10 a.m.

      The Art of Japanese Ink Painting; 10:30 a.m.

31 Advancing Your Climbing Skills for Women; 9 a.m.

Van Pelt-Dietrich Library
Register: http://guides.library.upenn.edu/

1    Active Learning Showcase: Increasing Student Engagement Across the Disciplines; 12:30 p.m.; rm. 113, Collaborative Classroom.

4    Ruby on Rails Tutorial Group; 3 p.m.; rm. 623, Vitale II Digital Lab. Also May 11, 18 & 25.

5    Canvas Office Hours; 10 a.m.; rm. 128, Weigle Information Commons. Also May 7, 1 p.m., 11, 2 p.m., 13, 10 a.m., 21, 1 p.m., & 29, 10 a.m.

       WORD LAB; 1:30 p.m.; rm. 623, Vitale II Digital Lab. Also May 12, 19 & 26.

       Early Books Collective; 5 p.m.; rm. 623, Vitale II Digital Lab. Also May 6, 3 p.m., & 12, 5 p.m.

6    Using Medieval Manuscript Data; 10 a.m.; rm. 623, Vitale II Digital Lab. Also May 20.

19 Canvas Basics; 10 a.m.; rm. 114, Goldstein Electronic Classroom. Also May 27, 1 p.m.

29 Kislak Wikipedia Interest Group; 11:30 a.m.; rm. 623, Vitale II Digital Lab.


7   University Club Annual Meeting; noon; Hourglass Room, Inn at Penn.

8    PPSA Board Meeting; 11 a.m.; ste. 501, 3600 Market St.; RSVP: ppsa@exchange.upenn.edu

12 WPPSA Annual Elections; noon; rm. 217, Stiteler Hall; RSVP: mdotson@sas.upenn.edu

14 Trustees Meeting: Budget & Finance Committee; 9-10:35 a.m; Conference Center, Fourth Floor, Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine; RSVP: (215) 898-7005.

      Trustees Meeting: Executive Committee; 1:15-1:45 p.m.; Conference Center, Fourth Floor, Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine; RSVP: (215) 898-7005.

MUSIC Index 

3   Relâche in Residence: Rocks of Kador; internationally acclaimed new music ensemble, features the silent film The Mystery of the Rocks of Kador accompanied by music of French composer Régis Huby; 3 p.m.; Penn Museum; $15, $10/members, w/PennCard (Museum).

9   Event Horizon (Creating Infinite Potential Within a Finite Boundary); Blood Like Mine, Fursaxa & Mikronesia; ambient electronic experimental space music; 8 p.m.; The Rotunda (Rotunda).

14 A Sense of Place: Modern Japanese Prints; concert by Dolce Suono Ensemble in conjunction with exhibit; 5:30 p.m.; Arthur Ross Gallery (ARG).

17 La Giara (The Water Jug): A Musical Drama in Concert; performed by a cast of singers and an instrumental ensemble; 4 p.m.; International House; $25, $20/IHP members, $10/IHP residents; tickets: http://ihousephilly.org/ (I-House).

28  Kickin’ Off Summer Concert; five-piece Philly band; 7 p.m.; Azalea Meadow Stage, Morris Arboretum; online: $16, $8/child, $8/adult member, $4/child member; at gate (if available): $18, $10/child, $10/adult member, $5/child member (Arboretum).

World Cafe Live
Performances daily. For a complete listing, see: http://philly.worldcafelive.com/

On Stage Index 

20 Consider the Belvedere; 6:30 p.m.; Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA). See Exhibits.

Annenberg Center
Tickets: www.annenbergcenter.org

2   Sadanam Balakrishnan Troupe presents Nalacharitam; showcases the classical Indian dance form of Kathakali; 7 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre; $20-55.

7   Pilobolus Dance Theater; combines dance, gymnastics, technology and playful props; 7:30 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre; $30-75. Also May 8,8 p.m., May 9, 3 p.m. & 8 p.m., & May 10, 3 p.m.

8   Insights: Pilobolus Dance Theater; talk back with the company after the show; 10 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre. 


7   The Last Flight of Poxl West; Dan Torday; 6:30 p.m.; Penn Book Center (Book Center).


       University Square Farmers’ Market; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; 36th & Walnut Sts. (Business Services). Every Wednesday through November.

Digging Dames: Women Archaeologists Come Clean; raffle, libations, speaker and lunch; 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; Penn Museum; $125-150 (Museum).

5   The Sylvan M. Cohen 2015 Annual Retreat–Aging with Financial Security: Addressing the Challenges of Cognitive Aging and Impairment; 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Smilow Center for Translational Research; info.: http://tinyurl.com/oesgran (Institute on Aging; Medical Ethics & Health Policy).

7   16th Annual BioResearch Product Faire™; free life science research event directed to graduate students, post-docs, professors and purchasing agents involved in on-campus research; 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall (Biotechnology Calendar, Inc.).

54th Global Gala: Korea; formal dinner, silent auction, dancing and entertainment; 6:30 p.m.-2 a.m.; International House; $250, $175/IHP alumni, $450/couple, $2500/table of 10, $50/after party; tickets: http://ihousephilly.org (IHP).

       Creativity Café; open mic storytelling slam, live music–bring a dish to share; 6:30-10 p.m.; Christian Association House; $10/in advance, $15/at the door; info.: info@newthoughtphilly.org (New Thought Philadelphia).

17 Graduation Ceremony for College of Liberal and Professional Studies; 4-5:30 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts; register: www.sas.upenn.edu/lps/students/current/graduation/rsvp (LPS).

Institute of Contemporary Art
Info.: http://icaphila.org

6    Workshop: Writing Art and Life; in conjunction with Do/Tell exhibit; 6:30 p.m. See Exhibits.

13 Create on the Porch; open sketch and writing night with a live model–in conjunction with Do/Tell; 6:30 p.m.

Morris Arboretum
Register: www.upenn.edu/arboretum/

      Early Bird Openings; 8 a.m. Every Saturday in May.

9   Annual Plant Sale; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Bloomfield Farm.

10 Mother’s Day Brunch; prepared by Chef Josh Hunter; 9:30 a.m. & noon; Compton Café; register as spots are limited.

17 Grist Mill Demonstration Day; visit the 19th century mill and see how corn was milled for meal and flour; noon-4 p.m.; Bloomfield Farm; $5/non-members, free/members.

23 Summer Garden Railway Grand Opening; children’s activities and free ice cream; 1-3 p.m.

TALKS Index 

1   Opera Workshop: Early Twentieth-Century Opera and the New Cinematic Medium; Christin Thomas, Yale; noon; rm. 312, Music Bldg. (Italian Studies).

       France and the Construction of African Nation-States: Africanization and Decolonization; Michelle Pinto, integrated studies & history; 2:30 p.m.; rm. 639, Williams Hall (SAS).

       Grad Colloquium; Chetan Cetty, philosophy; 3 p.m.; rm. 402, Claudia Cohen Hall (Philosophy).

       The Fate of the Universe; in conjunction with Astronomy Night; Marisa March, physics & astronomy; 7:30 p.m.; Shoemaker Green and DRL Lobby (SAS).

5   The Best Years of Their Lives: The Greatest Generation’s Troubled Homecoming from World War II; Thomas Childers, history; noon; Hourglass Room, Inn at Penn (PASEF; ASEF-PSOM).

6   Inflammation and Cancer: Reprogramming the Immune Microenvironment as an Anti-Cancer Therapeutic Strategy; Lisa Coussens, Oregon Health and Science University; 10 a.m.; Sarah and Matthew Caplan Auditorium, The Wistar Institute (Wistar).

       The Mausoleum of Halicarnassus and Its Successors; C. Brian Rose, Penn Museum; 6 p.m.; Penn Museum; with advanced registration: $5, $2/members, $10 at door; register: www.penn.museum/greatwonders (Museum).

10    Beneath the Skin: The Skeleton Within; Janet Monge, Penn Museum; 1 p.m.; Penn Museum; free w/admission (Museum; Year of Health). 

11   From Ballots to Blockades: Protest in Latin America; Mason Moseley, DCC; Daniel Gillion, political science; Ernesto Calvo, University of Maryland; 10 a.m.; Silverstein Forum, Stiteler Hall (Democracy, Citizenship & Constitutionalism).

14   Telfer Endowed Lecture; Nalini Nadkarni, University of Utah; 4 p.m.; rm. 109, Leidy Labs (Biology).

19    Urban Ecosystems Services: Applying an Ecological Framework for Local and National Decision-Making; Karen Seto, Yale; noon; 8th fl., Huntsman Hall; register: http://tinyurl.com/ndwa5ed (Penn IUR).

23    The Red Monastery Church: Beauty and Asceticism in Upper Egypt; Elizabeth Bolman, Temple; 3:30 p.m.; rm. 345, Penn Museum; free w/admission (Museum).

29   State Verse Culture: American Poets Laureate, 1945-2005; Amy Paeth, English; noon; Faculty Lounge, Fisher-Bennett Hall (English). 

Alumni Weekend 2015 Index 
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Open Houses, Tours and Receptions

Friday, May 15

       The Lorraine Beitler Collection of the Dreyfus Affair; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Kamin Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Also May 16, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.,& 18, 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

       Penn Computer Connection; 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; 2nd fl., Penn Bookstore. Also May 16 & 17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

       The Shirley and Gilbert Luber Collection of Japanese Books and Prints; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Goldstein Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Also May 16, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., & 18, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

       Sweeten Hospitality Suite; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; E. Craig Sweeten Alumni House. Also May 16, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., 17 & 18, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

       Beneath the Surface: Life, Death and Gold in Ancient Panama; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Penn Museum. Also May 16 & 17.

       In the Artifact Lab: Conserving Egyptian Mummies; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Penn Museum. Also May 16 & 17.

       Year of Color Special Exhibition; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Penn Museum. Also May 16 & 17.

       Red and Blue Welcome Luncheon; 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall.

       Unearthed in the Archives; 1:30-2:30 p.m.; Penn Museum.

       19th Century Architectural Masterpieces; 2-3:30 p.m.; tour leaves from the steps of College Hall.

       Garden Party at the Penn Women’s Center; 2:30-4:30 p.m.; Penn Women’s Center; RSVP: http://conta.cc/1z6bwfD

       Weingarten Center Open House; 3-5 p.m.; ste. 300, Stouffer Commons.

       Green Campus Tour; 3:30-4:30 p.m.; tour begins outside The ARCH.

       Gallery Hop; 3-5:30 p.m.; begins at the Arthur Ross Gallery, Fisher Fine Arts Library.

       Burrison Gallery Alumni Art Show Opening Reception; 4-6 p.m.; University Club, Inn at Penn.

       Penn Swimming Alumni Reception; 5-7 p.m.; City Tap House.

       Adult Gerontology Primary Care Reunion; 5:30-9 p.m.; Claire M. Fagin Hall; $20 or special registration rate if staying for the picnic on Saturday.

       PennGALA Happy Hour; 5:30-7 p.m.; Doc Magrogan’s Oyster House.

       Civic House Alumni and Senior Reception; 6-7:30 p.m.; Civic House; RSVP: http://bit.ly/1yrViIP

       Year End Show Opening and Happy Hour; 6-9 p.m.; Meyerson Hall Patio and Lower Gallery.

       FranklinFest All-Alumni Party; 7-11 p.m.; College Green; $20 or included in weekend package pricing.

Saturday, May 16

       Penn Nursing Legacy Breakfast; 8:30-9:30 a.m.; 4th fl., Claire M. Fagin Hall.

       Sprint Football 2015 Alumni Brunch; 9-11 a.m.; Dunning Coaches Center.

       Latin@ Alumni Brunch; 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Center for Hispanic Excellence: La Casa Latina, The ARCH; RSVP: lacasaalumni@gmail.com

       20th Century Architectural Masterpieces; 10 a.m.-noon; tour begins on the top level of Garage #40 above Fresh Grocer.

       Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology Tour; 11-11:45 a.m.; Singh Center.

       PennDesign Alumni Reunion Luncheon; noon-1:30 p.m.; plaza between Meyerson Hall and Fisher Fine Arts Library.

       Penn Arts & Sciences Alumni Tent; 12:30-3:30 p.m.; College Green.

       Penn Engineering Alumni Tent; 12:30-3:30 p.m.; College Green.

       Penn Nursing at the Picnic; 12:30-3:30 p.m.; College Green.

       Penn Back Then; 1-3 p.m.; Penn Arts & Sciences tent and around campus.

       Kelly Writers House Open House; 2-4 p.m.; Kelly Writers House.

       Friars Senior Society Alumni Day Reception; 2:30-4:30 p.m.; POD Restaurant.

       DP Alumni Open House; 3-5 p.m.; 4015 Walnut St.

       Huntsman Program Alumni Reunion Celebration; 3-7 p.m.; Huntsman Program Lounge, 3732 Locust Walk.

       Student-led Campus Walking Tour; 3-4:30 p.m.; tour begins by The Button.

       Celebrating ALA’s 15th Anniversary: Looking Back and Looking Ahead; 4-6 p.m.; Golkin Room, Houston Hall.

       Mix and Mingle with UPAAN and yPAAN; 4-6 p.m.; Benjamin Franklin Room, Houston Hall.

       Nursing Diversity Scholars Graduation Celebration; 4-6 p.m.; Carol Elizabeth Ware Lobby, Claire M. Fagin Hall; RSVP: diversity@nursing.upenn.edu

       Wine & Sushi Celebration; 4:30-6 p.m.; Steinhardt Hall, Penn Hillel.

       PennQuest Reunion; 4:30-6:30 p.m.; 3702 Spruce St.

Sunday, May 17

       All-Alumni Breakfast; 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Class of ’66 Reading Room, Houston Hall.

       Penn Vet Ryan Hospital Tours; 10 a.m.-noon; tours begin in the Hill Pavilion Lobby.

       Albert M. Greenfield Intercultural Center Celebration Brunch for Alumni/Seniors and Families; 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; GIC; RSVP: gic@dolphin.upenn.edu

       Sigma Theta Tau Induction Ceremony and Luncheon; noon; Ann L. Roy Auditorium, Claire M. Fagin Hall; RSVP: dbreckenridge@nu.edu

Workshops, Seminars and Panel Discussions

Friday, May 15

       Penn Medicine: 50th Reunion Panel–Journeys and Reflections; 8:45-9:45 a.m.; Rubenstein Auditorium, Smilow Center for Translational Research.

       Penn Medicine Faculty Panel: The Next 250 Years of Medicine; 10-11:25 a.m.; Rubenstein Auditorium, Smilow Center for Translational Research.

       Wharton Town Hall; 10:30-11:45 a.m.; Jon M. Huntsman Hall.

       LDI on Health Care Delivery Innovation; noon-1:30 p.m.; rm. 1206, Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall.

       The Power of Testimony Presented by the Shoah Foundation and Sponsored by the Class of 1980; 1:30-3 p.m.; Class of ’49 Auditorium, Houston Hall.

       Wharton Keynote Panel: How the Top Business Leaders of China and India are Revolutionizing Management–And What the West Can Learn from Them; 1:30-2:45 p.m.; Dhirubhai Ambani Auditorium, Jon M. Huntsman Hall.

       Inspiring History: London, Edinburgh, Padua and Penn Medicine; 2-4 p.m.; Rubenstein Auditorium, Smilow Center for Translational Research.

       Meet Athletic Director M. Grace Calhoun; 2:15-3:15 p.m.; Terrace Room, Claudia Cohen Hall.

       Expanding Wealth in Retirement Through New Tax-Optimal Income Planning; 3:30-4:45 p.m.; Golkin Room, Houston Hall.

       Penn Athletics Coaches Panel; 3:30-4:45 p.m.; rm. G17, Claudia Cohen Hall.

       The Role of Alumni in University-Community Partnerships: The Class of ’80 Story; 3:30-4:45 p.m.; Benjamin Franklin Room, Houston Hall.

       Big Questions in Cosmology; 6-7:30 p.m.; Rose Recital Hall, Fisher-Bennett Hall.

Saturday, May 16

       Book Conversation: Louis I. Kahn–Architect: Remembering the Man and Those Who Surrounded Him; continental breakfast: 8:30 a.m., conversation: 9-10:15 a.m.; Arthur Ross Gallery, Fisher Fine Arts Library.

       Basketball Skills & Drills Clinic; 9-11 a.m.; David Pottruck Health & Fitness Center.

       The Future for Investors; 9-10:15 a.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.

       Navigating College Admissions Seminar; 9-10:30 a.m.; rm. G17, Claudia Cohen Hall.

       Three Deans in Conversation: Energy at Penn and Beyond; 9-10 a.m.; Kleinman Forum, Fisher Fine Arts Library; register: www.alumni.upenn.edu/energyatpenn

       (Dean’s Lecture) Screening of The American Nurse Film; 9:45-11:15 a.m.; Claire M. Fagin Hall; registration required.

       60 Second Slam!; 10-11 a.m.; Rose Recital Hall, Fisher-Bennett Hall.

       Front Row Seats: Penn Medicine Alumni Share Their Views of Penn’s Leading Role in Medicine; 10-11 a.m.; Law Auditorium, Medical Education Center.

       Empowering Regional Club Leadership and Participants; 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Golkin Room, Houston Hall.

       Urban Studies Alumni Brunch Dialogue: The Theory and Practice of Politics; 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; 2nd fl. Atrium, McNeil Bldg.

       Estate Planning Seminar; 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.; Dhirubhai Ambani Auditorium, Jon M. Huntsman Hall.

       Wharton Keynote Panel: Managing Transitions in Ownership, Management & Control of Family Businesses–Balancing Harmony with Financial Prosperity; 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.; location TBD.

       Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That! Finding Balance Through All Stages of Your Life; 3:30-5 p.m.; rm. G17, Claudia Cohen Hall.

       The Netter Center for Community Partnerships Presents: Perspectives from Alumni; 3:30-5 p.m.; Arthur Ross Gallery, Fisher Fine Arts Library.

       Table Read of a New Play by Homeland’s Meredith Stiehm; 3:30 p.m.; rm. 208, The ARCH. 

       Penn Association of Native Alumni Panel and Meet & Greet; 4-6 p.m.; location TBD.

       Penn Black Alumni Society Panel: Commemorating 50 Years of the Voting Rights Act: Politics and/or Protests–Where Do We Go from Here?; 4-6 p.m.; Class of ’49 Auditorium, Houston Hall.

       PennGALA: History of LGBT Community–Show & Tell; 4-5:30 p.m.; LGBT Center.

       So You Always Wanted to Write a Screenplay: A Workshop Led by Andy Wolk, C’70; 4-6 p.m.; Arts Café, Kelly Writers House.

Sunday, May 17

       Penn Nursing Dean’s Lecture; 10-11:15 a.m.; Claire M. Fagin Hall.

Other Events

Friday, May 15

       Alumni PennCard and Souvenir Kids Card; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; 2nd fl., Penn Bookstore. Also May 16, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

       Celebrating Excellence: Nursing Faculty and Alumni Awards; 4-5:30 p.m.; Ann L. Roy Auditorium, Claire M. Fagin Hall.

       Citation Ceremony for Graduate Student Leaders; 4:30-6 p.m.; Graduate Student Center.

       yPenn Highball; 9 p.m.-midnight; Hall of Flags, Houston Hall; $10 or included with reunion package or Alumni Day pricing.

Saturday, May 16

       Penn Alumni Board of Directors and Council of Representatives Meeting; open to alumni; continental breakfast: 8:30 a.m., meeting: 9-10:15 a.m.; rm. 200, College Hall.

       Quaker Trot; a 1.4-mile loop; 8:30-9:30 p.m.; Penn Park.

       Curtis Organ Recital; 10-10:20 a.m.; Irvine Auditorium.

       Conversation with President Amy Gutmann; 10:30-11:15 a.m.; Irvine Auditorium.

       Alumni Day Picnic; 12:30-3:30 p.m.; various locations depending on reunion year; $40 or included in the weekend package pricing.

       Fun Zone; 12:30-3:30 p.m.; The Button (ages 7-12), Upper Quad (ages 3-9) and Penn Park (all ages).

       Alumni & Class of 2015 Mixer; 1-3 p.m.; Platt Student Performing Arts House Lounge & Cabaret Stage.

       Red and Blue Farewell Hospitality; for alumni from the Class of 1964 and prior; 2:30-4 p.m.; rm. 108, The ARCH.

       Pope Francis, Penn and the World Economy of Philadelphia 2015; 4-5:30 p.m.; location TBD.

       Quaker Kids; a screening of Big Hero 6; 4-6 p.m.; Lobby, Irvine Auditorium.

       Taste of Penn Spectrum; 6-9 p.m.; College Green.

Sunday, May 17

       All-Alumni Memorial Service; 10-10:30 a.m.; Bistro, Houston Hall.

       Alumni Gospel Choir Performance; 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Bistro, Houston Hall.

       Mass & Lunch Social with Penn Newman and the Collegium Institute; 11:30 a.m.; Penn Newman Catholic Center.

Monday, May 18

       259th Commencement Ceremony; 10:15 a.m.; Franklin Field.